Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart
- AFC South
- EverBank Stadium
- Head Coach
- Doug Pederson
- Offensive Coordinator
- Press Taylor
- Defensive Coordinator
- Mike Caldwell
- Special Teams Coach
- Heath Farwell
- Defensive Scheme
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said running back Travis Etienne Jr. (chest) is "day-to-day" but is doing well. Etienne will be at practice on Thursday, but it's unclear how much he'll actually do. The Jaguars don't play until Monday night in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Etienne's status is worth watching, but as of now, it doesn't appear that his injury will put him in danger of sitting out this week. The 24-year-old briefly left the Week 12 win over the Houston Texans in the first half but later returned and finished with 56 rushing yards on 20 carries and 30 receiving yards on four receptions. As long as he's active, Etienne is a must-start in fantasy as Jacksonville's lead back. If Etienne is limited at all or out on Monday, D'Ernest Johnson and Tank Bigsby would likely split backfield work.
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 12 win over the Houston Texans. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Robinson is expected to be sidelined for three-to-six weeks. This makes him a candidate to go on the Injured Reserve list. However, the Jaguars expect him to return for the playoffs. Robinson suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 15 of last year and missed the first four games of the 2023 season due to a suspension. In his absence, Walker Little will likely protect the blindside of Trevor Lawrence.
After seeing a season-high eight touches in last week's win over the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars running back D'Ernest Johnson saw another eight touches in Week 12's 24-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Johnson carried seven times for 19 yards and caught one of his two targets for a 42-yard pickup. He played a season-high 39 percent of the offensive snaps compared to just three percent for rookie Tank Bigsby. Johnson has now played at least 21 percent of the snaps in each of the last three games and appears to have taken over the No. 2 role behind starter Travis Etienne Jr. The 27-year-old is by no means worth a starting lineup spot on his own, but he could be in line for lead-back duties in Jacksonville if Etienne were to go down with an injury.
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram secured five receptions on a team-high eight targets for 49 yards in a victory at Houston on Sunday. That is now a league-leading 82 targets without a score this season for the veteran tight end. Engram came very close to securing that slippery touchdown, but Lawrence missed him multiple times in the end zone unfortunately. Regardless, it was another safe PPR output from Engram, who now has seven top-10 weekly finishes at his position this year, which is tied for second in the NFL. Next week brings a Bengals defense that was just shredded by Pat Freiermuth.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught five passes on six targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in a 24-21 road victory over the Houston Texans. After recording zero receptions on only one target in the first half, Ridley and quarterback Trevor Lawrence caught fire in the second and were nearly unstoppable. The duo hooked up for a one-yard score in the third quarter where Ridley completely lost his defender, and then once again the very next play for a two-point conversion. The twenty-eight-year-old wideout certainly gave fantasy managers a scare with his goose egg first half but the rapport between him and Lawrence was on full display in the second half. That is now consecutive top-10 WR performances from Ridley, who appears to be gearing up for a strong second half of the season. Up next is a home matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13.